Data breaches, identity theft, and online scams, oh my! Year after year, a destructive flood of fraud sweeps the nation, leaving countless victims in its wake. Unfortunately, new and improved technology only gives fraudsters an edge, making it easier than ever for scam artists to nab financial data from unsuspecting consumers.
1. Never Click on Hyperlinks in Emails
If you receive an email from a stranger or company asking you to click on a hyperlink or open an attachment and then enter your financial information, delete the email immediately. Even if the email appears to be from your bank or credit card company, it’s more likely a scam known as pharming. We advise consumers to ignore and delete any emails that make these kinds of requests.